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Many people start running to lose weight yet they find that the pounds still won’t come off. I have even seen runners gain weight during marathon training.
Since weight loss is such a pertinent topic in the world of running we decided to bring Dr. Robert Maki onto the podcast.
Dr. Rob is a naturopathic doctor who has helped thousands of people drop the pounds without surgery, fad diets, or appetite suppressants. He doesn’t even make his clients count calories!
Here are the weight loss questions we asked Dr. Rob. . .
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Weight Loss Questions. . .
- Tell us a little about your background and what led you to specialize in helping people lose weight.
- I hear from many people who have started a running program, but still struggle to lose some extra pounds. In your experience, what are the key factors that prevent people from losing weight despite exercising regularly?
- My biggest eating weakness is sugar. Is it possible to be addicted to sugar? What steps should a person take to break a sugar addiction?
- Does lack of sleep and stress make it more difficult to lose weight? What do you recommend to a person who is struggling in these areas?
- Is it possible that for some people hormone imbalances may be hindering their weight loss efforts? What tests need to be done to diagnose the imbalances?
- When should a person seek professional advice for help with their weight loss goals?
- How do you help your patients lose weight without restricting calories?
- Is there an optimum amount of time that meals should be spaced to assist with weight removal? I’ve heard differing opinions on snacking between meals.
- Are there any specific foods that assist with weight loss?
- Are there any dietary supplements that you recommend to people who want to lose weight?
Quick Tip: Running in Hot Weather
1. Wear a hat or visor in hot weather. This keeps the sun out of your face and can help block sweat from running into your eyes. Trevor just got a new running hat for Father’s Day: The REI Fitness Runner’s Cap. He looks pretty spiffy.
2. Bring water and drink a few ounces at least every mile. If your water gets warm midway through a run try putting ice cubes in your bottle. For a long run try freezing the bottle of water the night before. It will melt as you run and provide nice cold water.
Read Andy’s post about his biggest mistake yet while training for his first marathon.
3. Choose running clothes wisely. Wear wicking fabrics and dress as lightly as possible. Make sure your clothes are somewhat fitted, excess fabric can cause chaffing.
Also Mentioned in This Episode
The Iron Mom Half Marathon in Paducah, Kentucky -I ran this small town half marthon on June 18th. My son Riley (6) ran the 1 mile kids fun run.
The Wine Glass Marathon in Corning, New York -I just signed up for this beautiful race in October and hope to PR. My sister Autum (from Episode 32) signed up as well. I think there is still a few slots left if you want to join us!
Thanks for reading the show notes for this episode. I always enjoy hearing your running story. You do have what it takes to run a marathon and change your life.